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Enjoy the journey: Follow Al's example: Start helping now

Enjoy the journey: Follow Al's example: Start helping now

On July 3 the community participated in a celebration of life for one of our community's most influential leaders, Albert Trice, who died on June 28.

July 11, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Enjoy the journey: College loan costs make road to middle class bumpy

Making good choices, innovation and the middle class were in my thoughts when I read about the government's debate on student loan interest rates.

June 27, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Enjoy the journey: Birthday gift for my wife took time to complete, but I know it will pay off

After nearly 34 years together, I was proud and happy to consider what to give my wife for her 60th birthday.

May 30, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Enjoy the journey: Be an advocate when it comes to your dental care

I was thinking about two types of professionals - umpires and dentists - as I read recent stories about dentistry in the Arizona Daily Star and followed them in other media outlets.

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Enjoy the journey: Break out the platform shoes and bell-bottoms: The disco era is back

Debbie and I are baby boomers, so we were teenagers in the 1960s and early '70s. For those of you who recall that time, it was the heyday of discos and dancing. Remember "Saturday Night Fever," the iconic disco movie set in Brooklyn?

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Enjoy the journey: Don't miss Ariz. Distance Classic on Sunday

I love this time of year because I get to write about one of the most fun-filled events in our community.

March 21, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Enjoy the journey: Capitol visit gives fresh perspective

Medical advances in delivery systems, corporate dentistry and emergency dentistry/medicine were on my mind as I drove to the state capital in Phoenix on a recent Wednesday morning.

February 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Enjoy the journey: To lose weight, try my little-at-a-time approach

"Do not try to lose 35 pounds!"

February 14, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Enjoy the journey: Jeff Grant came through when Amphi, OV needed him

When Debbie and I read the news of the death of Jeff Grant, longtime Amphitheater Public Schools Governing Board member, we reacted with the same disheartened countenance combined with a dollop of denial and, for me, a little fright.

February 07, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Enjoy the journey: A trip for the holiday brings home its own gifts

Even though we got to see Phoenix, Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Jose over the holidays, home is still a very special place in this world.

January 10, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Enjoy the journey: Turbulent 2012 has left me feeling humbled yet hopeful

Have we been humbled enough?

December 27, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Enjoy the journey: Music from the past: tears and inspiration

Enjoy the journey: Music from the past: tears and inspiration

There are precious few moments when we are lifted from the everyday and transported to a special place in our minds where the memory will live forever.

December 20, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Enjoy the journey: Healthful habits help us handle ever-changing lives

It would come like a small tightness in my tummy - not pain or discomfort but more like a questionable feeling.

November 01, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Harvest for Hope walk/run in OV to benefit food bank

A couple of weeks ago I visited my "supplier" to try out some new sneakers. I was chatting with store owner John Corbett when I had to remind him about the kind of luck he's been having.

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Enjoy the journey: Medical treatments just keep getting better

As a dentist, being a health-care provider has proven to be a valuable asset for me when discussing the inevitable aging process with friends I've known since my teenage years.

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Enjoy the journey: Activist for Amphi district, community will be missed

Sometimes you just stand there exhausted and say to God, "OK. How are you going to get me out of this one? Where is the secret trap door or the hidden parachute?"

September 06, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Enjoy the journey: Thanks, OV, for embracing health initiative

Enjoy the journey: Thanks, OV, for embracing health initiative

I knew it was something special when we went to Splendido at Rancho Vistoso.

August 30, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Enjoy the journey: Sometimes simple objects bring back so many memories

One of the nice things about summer is that children seem to find their way back home even after finishing college. It is during these times of reconnecting that I find interesting commonalities my children and I have shared over the years.

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Enjoy the journey: Son's successes confirm move to OV was right

Our son Philip called us on July 24 with news that would change our family forever: Next month he will be inducted into the U.S. Air Force as a second lieutenant.

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Enjoy the journey: Abuse victims' healing starts with listening

For me, the trial of Jerry Sandusky, the former assistant Penn State University coach convicted on Friday of molesting 10 boys over 15 years, was about bravery - being brave enough to listen to the boys' accounts, brave enough to read about it and brave enough to understand it to the point t…

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Enjoy the journey: Graduation night brings forth tsunami of memories, tears

It started with the shoes, then came "the look," but the comfortable feeling was what it all came down to.

June 07, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Enjoy the journey: Life comes full circle after more than 30 years

The "circle of life" continues to amaze me as I enjoy the journey of my 60th year.

May 31, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Enjoy the journey: Parents, volunteering at school sends positive message to kids

Sometimes you lose perspective about who people are representing - and that is a good thing.

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Enjoy the journey: High school grads, your future is up to you now

Education, your body and communication seem to be the subjects I am constantly discussing with my kids. With graduation season here, it is the time of year that I look at the wisdom others have shared with me that I might impart to my children.

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Enjoy the journey: Daughter's prom is early Mother's Day gift

We got an early Mother's Day gift on prom night, which was two Saturdays ago. Like many of you we are enjoying the last days of the spring before the heat of summer is upon us. That also signifies the start of high school prom season and graduation days.

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Enjoy the journey: Many grandparents put technology to good use

Grandparents are so smart.

May 03, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Enjoy the journey: 'Dentistry junkies' bond at convention

Enjoy the journey: 'Dentistry junkies' bond at convention

The look on his face said it all. I trusted him immediately.

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Enjoy the journey: We can learn much from kids

I take great pride in being open to wisdom, but something I experienced recently was just overpowering.

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Enjoy the journey: Empty nesters appreciate 'mommy' support

One of the greatest things about living and being deeply involved in this community is that you can "lose it" just about anywhere and no one gives you grief. Instead, folks take the time to comfort you and share their experience.

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Enjoy the journey: Good sleep is key to healthy body, mind

Fatigue, diabetes, obesity, anxiety, atrial fibrillation, memory loss, car accidents, altered moods and a decrease in libido all have something in common.

March 22, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Enjoy the journey: Make memories this spring break

Spring break heralds the most amazing weather right here in our area - the mornings are cool, the days heat up, then the temperatures drop for a great sundown show.

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Enjoy the journey: Staying fit is fun, feels good too

It has been an interesting couple of months since I decided to try to get a flat stomach for my 60th birthday in April.

March 08, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Enjoy the journey: Golf coverage reminds us how lucky locals are

"Bob, is there any reason the TV is on?" Debbie hollered to me as I sat on the patio eating breakfast Sunday.

March 01, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Enjoy the journey: Folks bustle to ensure AZ has another good 100 years

I made the trip up I-10 to Phoenix as part of "Dental Day at the Capitol" last Wednesday - the day after our state's 100th anniversary. Billboards along the interstate commemorating that milestone were tasteful reminders of that special occasion.

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Enjoy the journey: As AZ reaches 100, we must reflect on our own aging

Looking at Arizona at 100 years old is now about Arizonans at 100.

February 16, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Doing household chores stirs up memories

"I am tired of them, Daddy. You can have it back."

February 09, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Co-workers joining me in goal to stay 'flat'

So, how are your New Year's resolutions going?

February 02, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Enjoy the journey: Innovation, motivation are key to accomplishing more with less

It was nice to realize that it's been a long time, about 12 years, since I got an announcement like this one from the Amphitheater school district. As a member of the Canyon del Oro High School Site Council, I was informed of the superintendent search committee that was being formed.

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Enjoy the journey: Kids often keep parents from being left in the dark

One of the best things about getting older is that you get to learn so much from the folks who are younger than you.

January 19, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Enjoy the journey: Small changes can make big difference in quality of life

Since July 2006, when I met former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Richard Carmona, I have learned that the future is all about quality of life.

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Enjoy the journey: Challenges of '11 make us stronger

At this time of the year I always try to pause, reflect on the past year and review the gifts (lessons) I've received. Two thousand eleven seemed to go very fast. Our family was healthy, the children flew the coop, and for the most part life was good.

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Enjoy the journey: Lots of unexpected good advice is early Christmas gift

Advice from my accountant, finally getting to exhale and "the kids are not here" are three gifts I got for Christmas this year.

December 22, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Enjoy the journey: (Chips) Ahoy, holiday season has begun!

This year my wife getting "chipped-faced" on Friday afternoon marked the official start of the holiday season.

December 15, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Enjoy the journey: Fog sends me clear message

Got an early holiday gift this year, and as usual I almost missed it.

December 08, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Enjoy the journey: Mother Nature provided lots of treats on Thanksgiving

Enjoy the journey: Mother Nature provided lots of treats on Thanksgiving

It was a Thanksgiving of firsts, I thought, as Deb and I took our morning walk up to Oro Valley Town Hall Friday morning.

December 01, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Enjoy the journey: No-nonsense leader inspires generations of people

Enjoy the journey: No-nonsense leader inspires generations of people

Folks who know me know there are few times that I am at a loss for words. Seldom does my excitement allow me the pleasure of a pregnant pause. But there are major times in your life when someone says something that just makes you stop and give thanks for a moment, as you cannot find the word…

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